Guinness Singing & Swinging Pubs

The Guinness Singing and Swinging Pubs competition is now in its 67th year. This competition has come a long way since it first started in 1952, and it hasn’t lost an ounce of its unique character in those 67 years. The people who contribute and compete in the Guinness Wexford Singing and Singing Pubs competition have managed to nurture the event through time. They have also worked hard to ensure the original competitiveness and atmosphere still exists today.

People travel from all over the world to soak up the atmosphere and indulge in the ever expanding talent that Wexford has to offer. Apart from the fact that this is an Over 18s Event, there are no written rules beyond an appropriate time period. We invite you to visit some, or all, of the pubs and hotels taking part to see if you agree with the adjudicator’s decision. The main sections in the competition are Singing, Swinging, Variety and Traditional Style.

Why not decide for yourself when you attend a show what type of house you are in. Crowd participation is a very important element and whether you are in your local pub or visiting for the Festival, you can be as much a part of it as the singers and the musicians. On behalf of Diageo Ireland can I wish all the competitors the best of luck in the competition. I would also like to thank the people of Wexford and all the very welcome visitors for their support over the last 67 years. Let’s make the 67th year the best ever.

Enjoy the Guinness Singing and Swinging Pubs competition 2019 

Friday 18th Oct      Thursday 24th Oct      Monday 28th Oct   
Pike  09:00pm   Riley’s Taven  09:00pm   Breens of the Dirr 10:30pm 
Boatclub 09:40pm   The Swan  09:40pm      
Tir na Nog  10:30pm   Ferrycarrig Hotel 10:30pm   Tuesday 29th Oct   
      Kellys Faythe  11:15pm    Mocking Monck  10:30pm
Saturday 19th Oct      Friday 25th Oct      Wednesday 30th Oct  
Kellys King Street  10:15pm   John Barry  09:10pm    Mackens  09:30pm
Porter House  11:15pm   Bugler Doyles  09:50pm    T Morris  10:20pm
      Gaynors  10:40pm   Merry Elf  11:10pm 
Sunday 20th Oct      Saturday 26th Oct      Thursday 31st Oct   
Jim McGees  09:30pm   Wexford Golf Club  09:10pm   Sky and the Ground  09:15pm
Marys Bar 10:15pm    Wanderers Rugby Club 09:50pm    The Talbot Hotel  09:50pm 
Sailing Cot  11:00pm    Cullentons Kilrane  10:40pm       
Tuesday 22nd Oct     Wednesday 23rd Oct     Sunday 27th Oct   
Opening Night of the    Sinnotts  09:30pm   Foggy Dew  09:10pm
Festival      Culletons Whitemill 10:30pm   Browns  10:00pm
            Wexford Arms 10:40pm
            Farmers Kitchen  11:20pm